The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) will be represented at the TeenTech Awards Final on Monday, June 24th, as committee members take part in judging the Research and Information Literacy Award. TeenTech is an award-winning, industry-led initiative, co-founded by Maggie Philbin OBE (BBC Tomorrow’s World) and Chris Dodson OBE. TeenTech runs initiatives across the UK for young people aged 8-18, focusing […]

Teaching


Free Library TeachMeet: Employability and information/digital literacies Venue: Canterbury Christ Church University Date/Time: Tuesday 16th July 2019, 10:00-15:00 Keynote speaker: David White, Head of Digital Learning, University of the Arts London Do you currently embed employability within your teaching? Are you struggling with how you can incorporate employability themes in your sessions? If the answer is yes to either of the […]

Event


Jonas Herriot reports on the One Day School held by the Youth Library Group London in May. On Tuesday the 21st of May the Youth Library Group (YLG) London held their annual One Day School (ODS) which took place this year in Canada Water Library in London. This event is held most years and is an opportunity for those who […]



LOEX is pleased to announce LOEX 2019 Encore: live virtual “encore” sessions with a selection of breakouts from the LOEX 2019 Conference in Minneapolis, MN, which was held May 9-11. These live, 1-hour interactive sessions focused on library instruction & information literacy will be held in WebEx. The list of sessions (all start at 1PM Eastern): June 17 – Creativity and Wonderment: Applying Waldorf Education to Information Literacy Instruction June 18 – Into the Unknown Wilds: Fostering […]



The latest issue of Media and Communication has just published a special issue entitled: Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies: Creating a Path Forward. Peer-reviewed, many of the articles refer to digital media and information literacy. All the articles are open access and free to download. Critical Perspectives on Digital Literacies: Creating a Path Forward (2019, Volume 7, Issue 2) Edited by […]



The latest issue of the Journal of Information Literacy, the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, has just been published. As ever, it includes the latest in IL research including articles on the use of the Philosophy for Children method in library programming in ‘Shaking up story time’; research into ‘What academics really think about information literacy’ from […]



The International Copyright-Literacy Event with Playful Opportunities for Practitioners and Scholars (Icepops) is now just a few weeks away! Bookings will close on Friday 14th June, so make sure you book your place soon. The event will take place at the University of Edinburgh on 26th June 2019. The draft programme is now available, and includes keynotes from Simon Anderson and Charlie Farley, […]

Coffee Meeting


What is your role on the committee? I am one of the newly appointed web editors of the IL website. The website editorial  team is a sub-group of the CILIP Information Literacy Group. When did you join and why? I joined the team in April 2019, so am very much a newbie!  Having been in my current role of Liaison Librarian for almost a […]

Media Literacy


In our latest guest blog post, Stéphane Goldstein, Executive Director of InformAll and Advocacy and Outreach Officer of the CILIP Information Literacy Group, discusses the UK Government’s long-awaited White Paper on Online Harms, which is available in full here. Recognising libraries as one of the key stakeholders to be involved in the formulation of the strategy, the paper includes a […]

JCS 2019 Conference


Early bird bookings are now open for the second JCS conference on digital literacy for schools taking place at Edgbaston Hotel and Conference Centre, Birmingham on Friday 29th – Saturday 30th November 2019. This year the theme focuses on building digital capabilities with keynote speakers Rosie Jones, ILG Deputy Chair and Director of Student and Library Services, Teesside University, Professor Julian […]